Photographer's Note

The Theatrical Group of Leros was founded in 1989. Its very productive Main Scene was shortly followed by a Children’s Scene whose successful activities were interrupted for several years.
Since 2007, the Children’s Scene started working, creating and blooming, attracting the attention and love of children, parents, friends, the whole of the community.
From September to June, every Sunday, they have drama lessons and workshops at the Group’s small theatre in Ayia Marina and they prepare at least two performances every year.
The larger production of this year is the play “A magical City in the Clouds” based on the famous comedy “Birds” by Aristophanes. It will be performed on June 7&8, at the school yard of the Primary School of Ayia Marina. The directors, and also animators and managers for the Children’s Scene, are Lefteris Diamandaras and Irini Dinaki.
In “Birds” (from Wikipedia) Pisthetaerus, a middle-aged Athenian, persuades the world's birds to create a new city in the sky, thereby gaining control over all communications between men and gods. He is miraculously transformed into a bird-like figure and, with the help of his friends, the birds, and with advice from Prometheus, he soon replaces Zeus as the pre-eminent power in the cosmos.
Pisthetaerus arrives with a friend to the land of Birds. (From Wikipedia)[He], the cleverest of the two Athenians, the author of the brilliant idea, then delivers a formal speech, advising the birds that they were the original gods and urging them to regain their lost powers and privileges from the johnny-come-lately Olympians. The birds are completely won over and urge the Athenians to lead them in their war against the usurping gods.
In the photo, from yesterday’s rehearsal, one of the birds captivated by Pisthetaerus’ speech.

Two more pictures in the workshop.

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